Prepare for growth with serviced offices in MediaCity

Serviced offices in MediaCity put your company at the heart of not only one of the fastest growing business districts in the UK, but also the country’s largest regional economy, which continues to attract significant further investment.

In November, the real estate group Landsec announced the acquisition of a 75% stake in MediaCity at a cost of over £425 million, with the development currently spanning almost 1.5 million square feet of media, digital and tech space.

Phase One of MediaCity was completed a decade ago and is 96% let, with outline planning consent already in place for a further 1.6 million square feet to be added to the already underway second phase, taking Phase Two alone to a total of 2.3 million square feet.

‘Significant scale’ in regional cities

The investment highlights how the north-west and Manchester in particular is perceived as a destination with significant value for commercial development and real estate investment.

Landsec’s announcement explained why Greater Manchester is a good match for its current investment strategy:

– Greater Manchester is the UK’s largest regional economy
– Offices in Greater Manchester are also the largest regional market
– MediaCity offers large-scale development with “a clear sense of place”

This last point is clear if you spend any time in and around the MediaCity estate, with its outlook across the open water of Salford Quays, its mixed-use developments, and its nearby leisure and retail destinations.

However, the next stage of development will take some time; Landsec CEO Mark Allan said he sees “the opportunity to invest and further develop the estate, with the potential to be on-site from the first half of 2023”.

No need to wait

If you are a small business looking for offices in Salford Quays, our serviced offices in MediaCity could put you at the heart of the action in no time at all.

We have serviced offices on Clippers Quay in the MediaCity M50 postcode district, as well as serviced offices on Exchange Quay, just a short distance away in the Manchester M5 postcode.

Both locations give you turn-key business premises in Greater Manchester’s most desirable districts, with easy access into the city centre via Metrolink and immediate links with the city’s ring road network via the M602.

Find out more

If your plan for the new year is to find professional premises for your growing business, or even just to rent a small office in Greater Manchester so you no longer have to work from home as a sole trader, get in touch with the Serviced Office Company immediately.

Our serviced offices in Manchester and Salford Quays have meeting rooms for hire on-site, so if you need to meet face-to-face with potential clients, investors or candidates, you can do so in professional surroundings with refreshments, audiovisual equipment and so on.

We also offer virtual offices in Manchester, allowing you to use the contact details of our physical locations in M5 and M50, while continuing to work remotely from wherever you want.

The rooms are ready and waiting – so rent your serviced office space today and put your business at the centre of the UK’s largest regional economy as we move into a new year of growth.

Find top talent in Telford serviced offices

Give your business the gift it deserves this Christmas by moving into Telford serviced offices, and unlocking the door to some of the top talent in the West Midlands.

The Serviced Office Company’s biggest-ever development offers 52,000 square feet of serviced offices in Telford’s Central Park, across four floors of St James’ House.

It’s been under development throughout much of 2021, with Modus Workspace refurbishing the interiors to the highest of standards – so get in touch if you’d like to enquire about occupying some of our brand-new Telford serviced offices.

For growing businesses, there’s no better time to be located in Telford, at a time when the West Midlands has better availability of local workforce than many other parts of the country.

Attracting talent during short supply

In mid-November, the ONS published its latest employment data, showing a record high number of job vacancies – 1.172 million nationwide – against a low and falling rate of unemployment, just 4.3% in the three months to September.

Manchester-based investment firm AJ Bell noted the increasing competition for top talent, as well as the 4.9% increase in average earnings (excluding bonuses) over the previous year.

AJ Bell’s head of investment analysis, Laith Khalaf, said: “As we approach Christmas, it’s extremely positive news that unemployment is so low.

“It’s less good news for employers that vacancies remain at record highs, which shows that many businesses are still struggling to attract staff as we approach the busy festive period.”

Why move to the West Midlands?

Employment in the UK – defined by the ONS as the proportion of the working-age population who are neither unemployed nor inactive – is now at 75.4%, with unemployment at 4.3%.

In the West Midlands, employment is 74.3% and unemployment is 4.8%, indicating that more local residents are seeking work.

As we open our serviced offices in Telford, we are looking to cater for this demand by providing high-quality serviced office space for new start-ups, growing SMEs and big businesses alike.

By doing this, we hope to also support the local employment market, enabling the creation of hundreds more jobs from entry-level to highly skilled positions, for the benefit of the West Midlands regional economy as a whole.

Contact Serviced Office Company

To find out more about our new Telford serviced offices and meeting rooms, or our other locations in London, Manchester and Salford Quays, please contact the Serviced Office Company today – we’re always very happy to discuss our new developments with interested parties.

St James’ House is an excellent location in the scenic surroundings of Central Park, and we’re delighted to have spent this year bringing it back to its best, ready to be occupied by local businesses.

As we look ahead to 2022, we can’t wait to get started, whether that’s giving Telford businesses room to grow, allowing new satellite offices to open in the area, or generating new employment opportunities for the local talent pool.

To join us, call 0800 319 6600 or email and a member of our team will be happy to help with your enquiry.